A solvent is a liquid which has the property to dissolve substances without reacting with them.

Solvents

 

A solvent is a liquid which has the property to dissolve substances without reacting with them.

The importance of such a component is due to a lot of purposes:

 

• dilution of a liquid/solid substance to favourite its handling

• uniform distribution of a substance on a surface (i.e. paints, inks)

• interaction between two substances not reacting each

• other extraction of one or more substances from mixtures

• substances removal (i.e. degreasing).

 

 

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PRODUCT NAME:     MEK

 

PRODUCT CATEGORY:     Solvents

 

DESCRIPTION:     Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) is a colourless liquid with a sweet/sharp, fragrant, acetone-like odour. It is an EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE LIQUID AND VAPOUR.

MEK is highly volatile.

 

APPLICATIONS:     The major use is as a solvent, particularly for various coating systems, such as vinyl, adhesives, nitrocellulose, and acrylic coatings; for paint removers, lacquers, varnishes, spray paints, sealers, glues, magnetic tapes, printing inks, resins, rosins, cleaning solutions, and polymerization. Used in dewaxing lubricating oils, degreasing of metals, in the production of synthetic leathers, transparent paper and aluminum foil, and as a chemical intermediate and catalyst

 

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

PropertyMeasureMinimumMaximumMethod
AppearanceClear & ColorlessVisual
Purity% wt99.5GC
ColorPt-Co10ASTM D 1209
Specific Gravity @ 20oCg/cm30.8050.807ASTM D 4052
Distillation Range*C78.581.0ASTM D1078
Acidity as Acetic Acidwt%0.005ASTM D1613
Non-Volatile Mattermg/100ml5ASTM D1353
Water Content% wt0.2ASTM D1364

 

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SHIPPING NAME:     Methyl Ethyl Ketone

 

UN NUMBER:     UN1193

 

CAS NUMBER:     78-93-3

 

WARRANTY & DISCLAIMER:     Seller warrants only that the product shall conform to the specifications set forth in the sales contract. The above information is believed to be accurate, but customer assumes all risk and responsibility for results from use or handling of this product. Except as stated above, The Plaza Group, Inc. makes no representations, guarantees, or warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to any implied warrant of merchantability or fitness of any product for its intended purpose. Products may be toxic and require special precautions in handling. For all products listed, user should obtain detailed information on toxicity, together with proper shipping, handling, and storage procedures, and comply with applicable safety and environmental standards, regulations, and laws

 

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